|About this Abstract
|MS&T23: Materials Science & Technology
|Manufacturing and Processing of Advanced Ceramic Materials
|Exploring New Flux Chemistries to Expand the Cold Sintering Process
|Julian Fanghanel, Clive Randall
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The cold sintering process (CSP) is not thoroughly understood, but the kinetics of a chemomechanical process is enabling. The correct choice of flux during the cold sintering process is still very much an empirical process. At this stage, there are only a few fluxes that have been used in the cold sintering process to this date. The ability of one flux to aid during the cold sintering process must be directly influenced by the chemical interplay between the ceramic and the flux. The ability of one flux to aid during the cold sintering process must be directly influenced by the interplay between dissolution, transport, and precipitation which ultimately allows for a material to sinter under the CSP. In this work, we explore the use of new flux chemistries and crystal systems to expand the family of systems accessible through CSP.